| Quote #4
"Horrors," said Elphaba.
This probably isn't something you'd want to put on the "baby's first word" page of your baby book. It's fantastic that Elphaba seems to stun the entire world; even the moon "seemed to pause" at hearing it.
| Quote #5
"Animals should be seen and not heard."
Madame Morrible's poetry slam certainly goes over like a lead balloon. She deviously uses the venue as a forum for spouting off some scandalous political ideas.
| Quote #6
Though in a script too crabbed and archaic for Boq to decipher, perhaps this document supported the fable of a Kumbric Witch spell that gave the Animals the gifts of speech, memory, and remorse. (188.8.131.52)
The detail of Boq being unable to read the script on this picture puts a new spin on the theme of miscommunication that's running through the book.